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Notre Dame de Namur Belmont Reviews

Updated October 29, 2017
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  1. "University Student and Peer Tutor"

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    Current Employee - College Tutor in Belmont, CA
    Current Employee - College Tutor in Belmont, CA

    I have been working at Notre Dame de Namur full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Small size campus allows for continuous contact with fellow peers.

    Cons

    Small private school receives minimal funding


  2. "Wonderful place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belmont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belmont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Notre Dame de Namur full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart and hardworking colleagues. The location is beautiful, a natural environment within a city and on the northern end of Silicon Valley. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    There are good and bad elements of benefits. The medical plan is costly if you insure family members or partners. Time off is generous. Salary/pay is low for the region. There are faculty who feel entitled to higher pay and share negative attitudes because of it.

    Advice to Management

    I feel that management is doing the best they can to ensure long-term health and stability for the university. That said, they need to provide regular salary increases commensurate with performance. A performance based salary structure is fair.

  3. "Men's Lacrosse Team"

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    Former Freelancer - Graphic Designer in Belmont, CA
    Former Freelancer - Graphic Designer in Belmont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Notre Dame de Namur (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Worked with players that I was on a team and helped out my alma mater.

    Cons

    Head Coach changed every two years


  4. "No one gets along"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belmont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belmont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Notre Dame de Namur (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Paid winter break, a very few nice employees, reasonable work hours, can go to school for free after six months. That's it.

    Cons

    Poor morale. Managers/Departments act as if they like each other but openly discuss how much they hate one another to the employees of their department. Faculty and staff do not get along or communicate. The pay is below average and there is no room to grow. Issues within departments are never resolved and the employee is the one to leave because HR, directors, and VPs to do like to get involved. Employees are afraid to ask for time off because managers throw a fit. Unpaid overtime.
    Managers show favoritism towards a few staff members and students. There is favoritism towards student athletes which some departments have been know to bend certain rules and policies for.

    Advice to Management

    Be kind to your staff, treat them with respect, and managers keep your attitude problems in check. Employees are not responsible for your bad days.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Lovely people but lackluster environment"

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    Former Employee - Enrollment in Belmont, CA
    Former Employee - Enrollment in Belmont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Notre Dame de Namur full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    +1 star for the people and community - a lot of passion and student-centered
    +1 star for the students - the values of social justice and service are pinnacle for many

    Cons

    -1 star for the management/turnover - poor communicators, ineffective leaders and terrible at judging morale. You're constantly getting a new supervisor and a new team because of turnover.
    -1 star for the retention/enrollment/budget woes - this school not only struggles to keep their students but also to recruit new ones. This adds pressure to all departments to try to keep functioning at the same or better capacity with less resources.
    -1 star for being underpaid, overworked and under-appreciated - they expect miracles with a shoestring budget. Don't expect your paycheck to keep pace with the cost of living.

    The values and mission appeal to many but, unfortunately, it's all talk and little walk and even the students see that.

    Advice to Management

    Management is well aware of the problems. Unfortunately, they can't always take action because of budgetary restraints.. or perhaps lack of caring.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Professional, Intimate, Direct Educational Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Generalist Tutor in Belmont, CA
    Former Employee - Generalist Tutor in Belmont, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Notre Dame de Namur (More than a year)

    Pros

    Co-workers and supervisors are always friendly, and versatile in their knowledge base. Students have very reliable, and prompt one on one appointments with staff. If you like working in a university that's quick to travel between campus buildings, and with class sizes comparable to community college size classrooms and offices as opposed to a large auditorium then you would enjoy working here.

    Cons

    The university is on a hill. It only takes about 5 - 7 minutes to walk up the hill from street level, but disabled students and/or staff using wheelchairs that are manual as opposed to motorized might have a bit of a challenge getting up the driveway on the hill. So, they may need to make arrangements with the public safety office or an agency like Ready Wheels to take them up the hill.


  7. "Small and hard working"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belmont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belmont, CA

    I have been working at Notre Dame de Namur (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A small University so people a close community feeling is there.

    Cons

    Pay could be better for faculty and staff.

    Advice to Management

    Have better training for employees

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Director in Belmont, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Belmont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Notre Dame de Namur (Less than a year)

    Pros

    people are nice, campus is lovely, and professors are good

    Cons

    departments don't get along, communication is hard, people openly don't like their job

    Advice to Management

    Help workers


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Belmont, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Belmont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good mission and values. Great people. Nice environment.

    Cons

    Understaffed, overworked and underpaid staff. Senior administration unaware or ignore staff challenges. Faculty and staff are disconnected.

    Advice to Management

    Roll up your sleeves and give a hand, your staff is overworked and stressed.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Spiritual, committed, fulfilling, I loved working here and blessed to have been around such wonderful people."

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    Former Employee - Grounds Manager in Belmont, CA
    Former Employee - Grounds Manager in Belmont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Notre Dame de Namur full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, lots of positive reinforcement, and surrounded by people who appreciate higher education, and nature.

    Cons

    With all educational institutions, is lack of funds, you have to work here for the passion of what it is your seeking.

    Advice to Management

    I know you all are committed to do the best with what is available. I will remember you all forever especially the Sisters of Notre Dame.


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